Result: Novak Djokovic through to quarter-finals of Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic in action at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 13, 2016
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Novak Djokovic remains on course for glory at the Monte Carlo Masters after overcoming Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2 4-6 6-4.

Second seed Novak Djokovic has defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in three sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

The 29-year-old, playing his second clay-court match of the year after recovering from an elbow injury, came out on top 6-2 4-6 6-4 to set up a meeting with David Goffin in the last eight.

After holding throughout the opening set, earning breaks in the sixth and eighth games to grab a foothold in the match, Djokovic was pegged back in the second after struggling to find his rhythm.

Carreno Busta, ranked at number 19 in the world, took five games on the spin to open up a 5-2 advantage before getting over the line with his third set point.

Djokovic avoided an upset similar to the one suffered by Andy Murray earlier in the day, however, by breaking his opponent twice in the deciding set - including in a lengthy sixth game - to progress through.

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal is also into the next round, courtesy of a straightforward 6-1 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray10,370
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,445
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,445
4Spain Rafael Nadal5,375
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,035
6Canada Milos Raonic4,360
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,145
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,765
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,560
10Alexander Zverev3,150
11Belgium David Goffin3,055
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,900
13France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,870
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,780
15United States Jack Sock2,415
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Lucas Pouille2,320
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
19Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155
20Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,065